Carolina RailHawks Update: 8/19


The Carolina RailHawks played two games this past week. On Saturday they faced Edmonton FC in North American American Soccer League play. Then they faced the University of North Carolina Varsity Mens’ Soccer Team in an exhibition game at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. The two games had different results for the RailHawks.

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Carolina RailHawks fall to Edmonton FC, 3-2

The RailHawks traditionally hold a good record playing Edmonton at home, but that streak was snapped at four. Early scoring again benefited the RailHawks as Wake Forest’s Zach Shilawski scored from his forward position in the 12th minute of the first half. The game became rather stagnant for the remainder of the first half.

Edmonton FC began really attacking in the second half, and did most of its damage in the eleven minutes between the 53rd and 64th minutes. During that time Edmonton scored twice to take a 2-1 lead over the RailHawks. Edmonton then made three substitutions to hold on to the lead.

However forward Zach Schiwalski struck again on a penalty kick equalizer in the 75th minute. That led to a game that neither wanted to lose. The game was decided when Edmonton made a penalty kick in stoppage time to gain the victory. The RailHawks return to the road to face the Rowdies of Tampa Bay on August 23.

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    RailHawks forward Aaron King accounted for the scoring of both goals. King scored in the 27th and 45th minute. As a former NC State player, King must have felt strangely comfortable taking on the Tar Heels in soccer.

    RailHawks goalie and Tar Heel Scott Goodwin allowed a strike from current Tar Heel Zack Wright, but he held his own the rest of the way to see the Blackhawks victorious.

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